The arctic and far North are burning. This summer, over 600 wildfires have consumed more than 2.4 million acres of forest across Alaska.
Faceapp can do whatever it likes with your photos. More concerning is the range of disturbing conditions users unwittingly sign up to.
The number of divorced persons per 1,000 Americans fell from 4.7 in 1990 to 2.9 in 2016. Who is driving this downward trend?
On World Metrology Day 2019, the kilogram was fundamentally redefined. Its value is now defined by the energetics of a hoard of photons.
English clubs spent £1.24 billion in 2018, even though they just reached 2017 record of £1.4 billion, 2019 window seems to have been an endurance event.
Sonogenetics offers a novel therapeutic strategy for various movement-related disorders including Parkinson’s, epilepsy and dyskinesia.
More than 90 percent of corner three-point shots are assisted, while shots above the break are assisted at a rate just above 70 percent.
Out of the 600 bacteria we found, nearly half were MRSA and multidrug resistant, meaning they were immune to treatment from several types of antibiotics.
Germans not only save more than their UK counterparts, but the deep rooted national habit has more implications for Germany than those numbers would reveal.
For elite athletes like professional basketball players, muscle stiffness is not only something that is necessary, you could say it’s their superpower.
The devastating health effects of the opioid epidemic have been well documented, with over 700,000 overdose deaths and millions more affected.
Civil asset forfeiture laws let authorities seize property – cash, a house, a car, a cellphone – that they suspect is involved in criminal activity.
By 2050, Gateway Earth – a fully operational space station with a facility to recycle old satellites and other junk – could be up and running.
A few months before the 2016 election, an even bigger algorithm change toward friends and family posts took a second toll on publisher traffic.
Fresenius, one of the largest dialysis providers in the U.S., has agreed to waive a $524k bill for a man who received 14 weeks of dialysis.
Secretive World Bank tribunal ordered Pakistan to pay a mining company $5.8 billion — nearly as much as the IMF loan — to resolve a dispute.
It is hard to pin down just what it is Johnson believes in, given his habit of doing and saying whatever is needed to achieve his goals.
It seems that recent changes to the ball are playing a role in the uptick in home runs. Other factors are the climate and advanced analytics.
When all the officers that fired at a civilian were black, a person was 2.0 times more likely to be black than when all the officers who fired were white.
The gap in GDP per capita between richer and poorer countries is 25% higher than it would have been in a climate-stable world.
The Cincinnati Red Stockings became the first professional baseball team in 1869 and went on to win an unprecedented 81 straight games.
Washington state enacted the landmark Workforce Education Investment Act into law in May 2019. The main idea behind it is to make college more affordable.
Premier League clubs paid £217m in wages to injured players in 2017-2018. So financially, football clubs need to ensure a footballer can actually play.
Engineers have suggested reconstructing the Golden Gate Bridge in a way that would limit ongoing maintenance and operation bills.
Face recognition highlights bigger questions around which types of surveillance cameras and systems are acceptable to society.
The question of whether or not to go for the upgrade or stick with the devil you know is an increasingly common contemporary dilemma
Wasn’t the principle virtue of the Green Bay Packers based in a communist idea: collective ownership of the means of production?
In 1914, France, Germany, and Italy made passports mandatory. The passport conference of 1920 wanted to restore the pre-war freedom of movement regime.
The high stakes standoff between Elsevier, the world’s largest publisher of scholarly research, and the University of California.
Some video games track your activity as you play. The aim is to create systems that can learn about the game, and coach you to become a competent player.
Pauses in answers, body movements, elusive or angry looks, confusion, anxiety — the facial expressions and gestures made by witnesses matter in court.
The glue has the potential for many unique applications and is biodegradable, water soluble and stays sticky for months or even years.
The Toronto Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history, and their star player, Kawhi Leonard, was crowned the most valuable player.
The Trump administration wants to dismantle the agency overseeing 2 million federal workers – and weaken safeguards against partisanship.
Facebook has unveiled libra, a controversial cryptocurrency that will enable users to make international payments over Messenger and other group platforms.
The proposal’s function is to give law enforcement power to listen in on encrypted apps communications (like those on WhatsApp, for example).
Large parts of Europe have been passively rewilding for decades as people have moved out of rural areas toward urban conglomerations.
Counterfeit alcohol brings a new level of risk, as it may include added ingredients, such as methanol, known to be extremely harmful to health.
How can we be sure that hobbyists aren’t launching their own “spy” satellites, or deploying low-cost CubeSat networks that could be used nefariously?
Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement, a no-deal Brexit, staying in the customs union, staying in the single market, and the so-called Common Market 2.0 idea.
China’s sponge city initiative has an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80% of urban areas should absorb and re-use at least 70% of rainwater.
Faced with U.S. rejection of international criminal justice, supporters of the ICC usually invoke the precedent of the Nuremberg Trials.
Debt is a growing problem for people on low incomes and it has been made worse by the austerity policies that followed the 2007-08 financial crisis.
In less than 48 hours, Suharto had roundly defeated the 30th September Movement. At about the same time, the abductees’ bodies were found in an old well in an area known as Lubang Buaya (Crocodile Hole) in east Jakarta.
The Fourth of July can be a miserable day for dogs. That’s because dogs are hardwired to be afraid of sudden, loud noises.
While Apollo was an example of engineering on a heroic scale, future space ventures can deliver lasting societal benefits beyond flags and footprints.
There is nothing natural about money. There is no link to some scarce essential form of money that sets a limit to its creation.
Discovering a new drug is one of the most challenging tasks in biology. It takes over 10 years and about US$2.6 billion to bring an average drug to market.
The guts of an Apple iPhone show exactly what Trump gets wrong about trade The components of an iPhone add up to a different cost than the phone itself. Poravute Siriphiroon/Shutterstock.com Jason Dedrick, Syracuse University;
Those who may have some income but lack other key necessities, like health insurance and quality education, are invisible in official poverty data.